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Ski Tahoe: Diamond Peak

By / December 29, 2013

Every year since I stated college I have returned to Reno, Nevada to visit my family for Christmas. One of the highlights of being back in Northern Nevada is that Lake Tahoe and its plethora of ski resorts are right on our doorstep.  However, this year the region has been struggling for precipitation, resulting in […]


Cloudy Mount Si

By / December 17, 2013

This weekend’s hike was to Mount Si, above the town of North Bend, Washington.  The trail is 8 miles round trip and gains over 3000 ft of elevation (the Washington Trails Association has all the trail info you’d ever need).  According to Wikipedia between 80,000 and 100,000 people climb the peak every year, but we […]


The tallest peak: Scotland (and the UK)

By / December 8, 2013

This weekend did included a hike, but it was through a forest with mostly poor lighting, so instead I’ll show some pictures from a hike I took last September (adding to my “tallest peak” series). When my family travelled to Scotland in April 2008 we drove past the tallest mountain in the British Isles, Ben Nevis. […]


Lake 22

By / December 3, 2013

Another weekend another hike, this time into the wilderness of the Cascades.  As I mentioned last week I wanted to really escape from the hustle and bustle of the city on my next adventure, and what better place to get away from it all than up in a national forest.  There were orders of magnitude […]